MARTI (SHE/HER) - WORKSHOPS & TALKS
Marti is a passionate facilitator, mentor and feminist, working internationally in the field of sexuality since 2013. She loves to create spaces and situations where we can explore our depths and our limits, preferably while having a really great time! Her ongoing fascination in power, consent and equality has inspired her latest project, Sound of Birch, where women bring the ethos behind what they learn in the bedroom into everyday life. Marti has helped many women nurture their own power and take more control of their lives. Her personal story has inspired her quest to help others to contribute to the world with their power and their vulnerability, their wisdom and their authenticity.
IRIS SPARKLE (SHE/HER) - WORKSHOPS
Iris has been pole dancing for 8 years, and teaching for 5. She has been running Queer Pole for a year and a half, offering pole dancing classes for LGBTQ+ people. Alongside this, Iris runs floorwork workshops to encourage ownership and empowerment of your sexuality. Iris performs and teaches pole, floorwork and lap dancing.
AMY GUERRIER (SHE/HER) - WORKSHOPS
A professionally trained circus artist and human connection enthusiast, Amy Guerrier (perhaps) known more as Amy HoopLovin. Whilst touring all over the world as a hula hoop artist and clown, Amy's interest in how the artist and audience relate to each other grew and grew. A fascination for people and her own self-development has lead Amy in training in a number of modalities including 'Authentic Relating'.
Amy merges her clown and performance experience with interpersonal games/exercises to create highly uplifting, enriching and transformative experiences for people.
FB group: Authentic Relating with Amy
KIMWEI MCCARTHY (HE/HIM) - TALKS
Kimwei is a singer-songwriter, university lecturer, intuitive therapist, digital nomad, blogger and lifestyle experimenter. His workshops which address how aspects of us can go unloved if they don't fit within the stereotypical frame of our physical gender. His music addresses similar themes, especially in his most recent self-released album "Nothing's Binary".
SHANNON (SHE/HER) - CREATIVE/TALKS
Shannon Meow is a maker and creative who takes pleasure in making DIY costumes and accessories from unused materials. Shannon works in science comms by day and is a core crew member for Kinky Salon London, and campaigns on human rights, including immigration and LGBT+ issues, at night. Always happy to help, she will be heading up making, costuming and writing letters in the Craft Den, where the Summer & Winter House Post Office also lives.
BENJAMIN (HE/HIM) - TALKS/WELLBEING
Benjamin has been involved in the kink and sex-positive scene for over 15 years, and has worn many hats in that time. He can often be found leading workshops, or being a helpful squirrel. These days he spends more time in his allotment than at parties. During the day, he manages a mentoring programme for women in STEM, and is doing his PhD on gender in science.
CARMEN (SHE/HER) - HOST/TALKS
Carmen is an award winning project management director and events organiser working in healthcare communications, helping people to access the care and information they need. She has facilitated many workshops and events over the years for promoting good critical thinking in science and politics. This will be her fourth Summer House and she is thrilled to be a part of it. You will find her running workshops this year on getting organised and how to spot bullshit, or playing in glitter in the craft tent!
SARAH & TONY - WORKSHOPS & TALKS
Sarah and Tony Pletts are sex positive artists and regulars at Winter House - have personal experience of life and grief, but are not trained therapists. They are both willing to be present and curious with difficult themes as well as sometimes taking a more playful approach.